Offering immediate assistance after the Super Bowl to celebration starved Atlanta, Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced today that New Orleans will host a Super Bowl parade for the Atlanta Falcons since the city showed a lack of interest and motivation in staging their own festivities.
“Win or lose, every Super Bowl team deserves a parade,” Mayor Landrieu said. “When the Falcons lost we knew they wouldn’t be up for having a parade and they never get to celebrate so we stepped up. New Orleans is honored to host a celebration for Atlanta and its truly unforgettable season.”
According to a statement released by the mayor’s office this afternoon, the parade will take place all across the city from Friday, February 17 through Tuesday, February 28th. Officials estimate about 1.4 million people will revel in the festivities, though, as usual, no Falcons fans are expected to show up.
“Success changes many people into someone they’re not,” Landrieu said. “But in the end, when it counted most, the Dirty Birds stayed true to themselves and played true Falcons football. And I think in a world of superficiality, this needs to be celebrated.”